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Dorset Police issue Halloween safety message
GHOULS, witches and wizards are urged to have fun tonight but to be respectful of others that may not wish to join in.
Halloween has grown into a big event and Dorset Police is reminding the public to enjoy the festivities safely and to ensure they respect others.
Enhanced patrols will be carried out by officers today as well as over the weekend.
Safer Neighbourhood Teams have been handing out Halloween posters encouraging the public to ‘Have fun on Halloween but please have respect for others’.
Chief Superintendent Jane Newall said: “We appreciate that people want to go out and enjoy the Halloween festivities and go trick or treating but it is important to respect the views of others who do not want to participate.
“If homes are displaying ‘No Trick or Treating’ signs, then please politely move on.”
People not wishing to be involved in Halloween can download a poster from the police website asking trick or treaters not to call at that property.
Weymouth’s AIR 107.2 FM community radio station is supportive of the campaign.
Station manager Carl Greenham said they wanted everyone to enjoy themselves, both young and old. He said: “Halloween is great fun and should be enjoyed by all, but be respectful of those people who don’t want to get involved.”
Throughout the day the radio station will be running ‘spooky’ jingles with creepy music.
To download a Halloween poster visit www.dorset.police.uk
Trick or treat safety advice from police
- Trick or treaters should always have adult supervision.
- Only call on friends, family or neighbours – and ideally this should be arranged in advance.
- Respect the rights of those who do not want to take part.
- Do not play tricks on people – these can be frightening and could even be a criminal offence.
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